N.J. District Will Follow Anti-bullying Law

ANGELA PASCOPELLA's picture
Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Anti-bullying efforts in township public schools will continue, says Parsippany schools Superintendent LeRoy Seitz. His statement comes after the state Council on Local Mandates on Friday ruled that the new law designed to reduce acts of harrassment, intimidation and bullying in schools is unconstitutional.

The law, which went into effect in September, requires schools to invest time into training staff, compiling reports and investigating bullying incidents in an effort to promote tolerance and keep children safe.

The state panel struck down the measure because it found that the law doesn't provide funding for schools to be able to comply fully. The council's ruling goes into effect in 60 days.

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